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Report: Ocasio-Cortez Explored Book Deal

At the beginning of the year, the freshman Democrat retained a talent agency and took meetings with publishers, but the project was shelved for unknown reasons.

By NTK Staff | 04.16.2019 @11:15am
Report: Ocasio-Cortez Explored Book Deal

A new report Tuesday morning revealed that Democrat freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) retained a talent agency earlier this year and took meetings with several publishers regarding a potential book deal for the high-profile New Yorker.

The Daily Beast’s Maxwell Tani and Gideon Resnick reported that the project was ultimately shelved for unknown reasons:

Multiple publishing industry sources told The Daily Beast that the freshman Democrat retained the talent agency CAA and took meetings earlier this year about writing a potential book. The project, one industry source said, was ultimately pulled, but for reasons that remain mysterious.

It’s unclear if the book project is functionally dead and if the congresswoman still works with CAA. The agency would neither confirm nor deny that it had recently been working with Ocasio-Cortez. Corbin Trent, communications director for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) declined to address the story directly, saying it fell beyond matters of congressional work.

News of Ocasio-Cortez exploring a book deal is hardly surprising. Following her shocking primary win over 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in June 2018, Ocasio-Cortez almost instantly became a household name and particularly dominated the conversation on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.

Ocasio-Cortez is already the subject of a new Netflix documentary in which she is depicted as a super hero in a comic book.

If she does end up writing a book, she won’t be the only member of this freshman class to do so. The Daily Beast reported that Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) also signed book deals in recent months.

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